Period
to 22 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 718 505 645
Rank change year-on-year -213 +140 +64
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 102 88 121
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 0.92% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 49 75
10th Percentile £255 £325 £279
25th Percentile £362 £375 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £455 £438 £385
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +13.64% -9.41%
75th Percentile £550 £528 £481
90th Percentile £582 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £434 £400
% change year-on-year -2.02% +8.44% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
10th Percentile £48.89 £40.13 £8.70
25th Percentile £49.12 £42.31 £15.75
Median hourly rate £50.64 £44.50 £28.00
Median % change year-on-year +13.79% +58.93% -40.43%
75th Percentile £52.50 £46.31 £40.75
90th Percentile £53.85 £46.75 £48.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.64 £42.00 £4.00
% change year-on-year +20.56% +950.00% -91.49%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 16,553 9,532 15,514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.08% 22.84% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,814 6,291 9,992
10th Percentile £313 £278 £256
25th Percentile £415 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £619 £563 £560
90th Percentile £700 £650 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +6.83% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 503 654
10th Percentile £13.25 £15.04 £14.00
25th Percentile £17.71 £21.05 £17.50
Median hourly rate £39.73 £40.00 £32.50
Median % change year-on-year -0.69% +23.08% +24.01%
75th Percentile £54.00 £53.75 £49.42
90th Percentile £65.82 £64.50 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.91 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.04% +26.38% +13.21%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 6 months to 22 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
England -175 85 £460 +2.91% 45
UK excluding London -106 54 £425 -2.02% 33
London -169 28 £500 +42.29% 13
Work from Home -148 21 £425 - 7
South West -42 20 £500 -16.67% 5
South East -71 20 £455 +7.06% 5
North of England -58 4 £195 -57.97% 11
East Midlands - 4 £406 - 3
Midlands - 4 £406 - 6
Yorkshire - 3 £190 - 3
Wales - 3 £130 - 1
Scotland -50 2 £403 +0.63%
North East -2 1 £325 -18.75% 2
East of England -48 1 £305 -18.67% 5

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 102 (100.00%) VMware
2 73 (71.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (44.12%) Windows
4 43 (42.16%) vSphere
5 42 (41.18%) Microsoft
6 41 (40.20%) Cisco
7 39 (38.24%) VMware NSX
7 39 (38.24%) Social Skills
8 36 (35.29%) Active Directory
9 35 (34.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 34 (33.33%) Security Cleared
11 33 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
11 33 (32.35%) vCenter Server
12 30 (29.41%) ITIL
12 30 (29.41%) Firewall
13 29 (28.43%) Windows Server
14 28 (27.45%) VSAN
15 27 (26.47%) vRealize
16 26 (25.49%) Data Centre
16 26 (25.49%) CCNP
16 26 (25.49%) VMware ESXi
17 25 (24.51%) MCSE
18 22 (21.57%) SC Cleared
18 22 (21.57%) Network Virtualisation
19 20 (19.61%) VCAP
19 20 (19.61%) Azure
20 19 (18.63%) DNS
20 19 (18.63%) HP
21 18 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
22 17 (16.67%) SAN

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (6.86%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.88%) Confluence
2 6 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.94%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.96%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.98%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 20 (19.61%) Azure
2 15 (14.71%) AWS
3 12 (11.76%) Microsoft 365
4 7 (6.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (3.92%) Nutanix
6 3 (2.94%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (1.96%) GCP
7 2 (1.96%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.98%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.98%) Azure Storage
8 1 (0.98%) IaaS
8 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (29.41%) Firewall
2 28 (27.45%) VSAN
3 19 (18.63%) DNS
4 17 (16.67%) DHCP
4 17 (16.67%) SAN
5 11 (10.78%) Network Security
6 10 (9.80%) VXLAN
7 9 (8.82%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (7.84%) NAS
9 7 (6.86%) IPv4
9 7 (6.86%) TCP/IP
10 6 (5.88%) BGP
10 6 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (5.88%) DMVPN
10 6 (5.88%) OSPF
10 6 (5.88%) VLAN
11 5 (4.90%) iSCSI
11 5 (4.90%) Software-Defined Networking
12 4 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (3.92%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.96%) MySQL
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 6 (5.88%) JIRA
2 5 (4.90%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (2.94%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.98%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.98%) Crucible
4 1 (0.98%) FishEye
General
1 39 (38.24%) Social Skills
2 13 (12.75%) Public Sector
3 9 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.86%) Telecoms
5 6 (5.88%) Finance
6 4 (3.92%) Organisational Skills
6 4 (3.92%) Police
7 3 (2.94%) Influencing Skills
8 2 (1.96%) Electronics
8 2 (1.96%) Local Government
9 1 (0.98%) Banking
9 1 (0.98%) Law
9 1 (0.98%) Legal
9 1 (0.98%) Military
9 1 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.98%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 18 (17.65%) Consultant
1 18 (17.65%) VMware Engineer
2 16 (15.69%) Architect
3 14 (13.73%) VMware Consultant
4 11 (10.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (10.78%) Network Engineer
5 10 (9.80%) Support Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) Wintel Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Administrator
8 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (4.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Wintel Support
8 5 (4.90%) Wintel Support Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Azure Architect
9 4 (3.92%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (3.92%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.92%) Windows Administrator
10 3 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.92%) Spine.js
2 2 (1.96%) REST
2 2 (1.96%) SOAP
3 1 (0.98%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 26 (25.49%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.80%) Clustering
3 7 (6.86%) Replication
4 5 (4.90%) Private Cloud
4 5 (4.90%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (4.90%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.92%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.92%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (3.92%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.94%) EMC VMAX
6 3 (2.94%) EMC VNX
6 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.94%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (1.96%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.96%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.98%) NHS
8 1 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 45 (44.12%) Windows
2 29 (28.43%) Windows Server
3 15 (14.71%) Windows Server 2016
4 12 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (10.78%) Linux
5 11 (10.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (9.80%) Windows Server 2019
7 9 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (7.84%) Windows 10
9 5 (4.90%) Android
9 5 (4.90%) Apple iOS
9 5 (4.90%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (3.92%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.94%) Mac OS X
11 3 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (29.41%) ITIL
2 22 (21.57%) Network Virtualisation
3 18 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 14 (13.73%) Server Management
6 13 (12.75%) Computer Science
7 12 (11.76%) High Availability
7 12 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (11.76%) Service Management
7 12 (11.76%) Validation
8 11 (10.78%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (10.78%) Process Improvement
9 10 (9.80%) Load Balancing
9 10 (9.80%) System Testing
10 8 (7.84%) Data Protection
10 8 (7.84%) Virtual Environments
11 7 (6.86%) Capacity Management
11 7 (6.86%) ITIL V3
11 7 (6.86%) NsoIT
11 7 (6.86%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.69%) PowerShell
2 10 (9.80%) C
3 9 (8.82%) Python
4 4 (3.92%) SQL
5 2 (1.96%) Bash
5 2 (1.96%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.96%) Perl
5 2 (1.96%) PHP
6 1 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (34.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 33 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (25.49%) CCNP
5 25 (24.51%) MCSE
6 22 (21.57%) SC Cleared
7 20 (19.61%) VCAP
8 17 (16.67%) MCSA
9 14 (13.73%) CCNA
10 11 (10.78%) DV Cleared
11 10 (9.80%) Degree
12 8 (7.84%) MCP
12 8 (7.84%) VCP6
13 7 (6.86%) CCA
13 7 (6.86%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (6.86%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (5.88%) MCITP
15 5 (4.90%) MCTS
15 5 (4.90%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
16 3 (2.94%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.96%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (1.96%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.96%) SLA
3 1 (0.98%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.98%) GxP
3 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 73 (71.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (42.16%) vSphere
3 39 (38.24%) VMware NSX
4 36 (35.29%) Active Directory
5 26 (25.49%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (15.69%) Hyper-V
7 13 (12.75%) vCloud
8 10 (9.80%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (7.84%) XenApp
10 7 (6.86%) Firmware
11 6 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (5.88%) XenDesktop
12 5 (4.90%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 5 (4.90%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (3.92%) Docker
13 4 (3.92%) NFS
14 3 (2.94%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 33 (32.35%) vCenter Server
2 27 (26.47%) vRealize
3 13 (12.75%) SCCM
4 12 (11.76%) Ansible
5 10 (9.80%) Microsoft Clustering
6 9 (8.82%) VxRail
7 7 (6.86%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 6 (5.88%) Failover Clustering
8 6 (5.88%) vMotion
8 6 (5.88%) WSUS
9 5 (4.90%) NetBackup
9 5 (4.90%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (4.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (3.92%) Kubernetes
10 4 (3.92%) Terraform
11 3 (2.94%) PowerCLI
12 2 (1.96%) Avamar
12 2 (1.96%) Grafana
12 2 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (1.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 102 (100.00%) VMware
2 42 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 41 (40.20%) Cisco
4 19 (18.63%) HP
5 13 (12.75%) Citrix
6 10 (9.80%) Dell
6 10 (9.80%) EMC
7 9 (8.82%) IBM
8 8 (7.84%) McAfee
8 8 (7.84%) Remedy
9 7 (6.86%) Ivanti
10 6 (5.88%) Atlassian
10 6 (5.88%) Red Hat
10 6 (5.88%) Turbonomic
11 5 (4.90%) Apple
11 5 (4.90%) Shavlik
11 5 (4.90%) Symantec
11 5 (4.90%) Veritas
12 4 (3.92%) F5
12 4 (3.92%) Veeam